And measures and matters of The Truth of the "time" we are in ...how "man" ..."thought to change time and times ...
Dearly beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, how that one day is with the Lord, as a thousand year, and a thousand year as one day.
The Lord is not slack to fulfil his promise, as some men count slackness: but is patient to us ward, and would have no man lost, but would receive all men to repentance.
Behold in a dread nightmare of the dark season ...of the times and time ..of the season of man ...see son of man ...
and i was taken and shown a man.
and the man loved God his father and Jesus his brother and Lord.
and that in spirit and truth.
and the man was given cunning skills and made into a man of activity.
and the man went about to try to find a job ...in the world of the worldly.
and the works in the world of the worldly was like a cauldron raging wretchedness ...
and a furnace of consuming of the flesh ...
and the man went about to repair fix and make right the wretched ruination ...of the nation ...
Yet he was put off and denied and laughed at for the slothful slow sluggish apathetic pathetic pampering and pandering of the workforce.
and that for he would do works according to rightness swiftness and truth.
and gave a true works for honest wages.
and the man found he could not work the works ...within the wicked world of the worldly.
neither could he find peace in or of the same ...
and he was put away from the table of wicked works of the world.
Nevertheless he worried not ...in spirit or flesh ...for he had the blessing of God his father and Jesus his brother and Lord.
and he lived in the truth of the word of God.
and the scripture came back to remembrance.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 6
See that ye gather you not treasure upon the earth, where rust and moths corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. But gather ye treasures to gether in heaven, where neither rust nor moths corrupt, and where thieves neither break up nor yet steal. For where soever your treasure is, there will your hearts be also.
The light of the body is thine eye. Wherefore if thine eye be single, all body shall be full of light. But and if thine eye be wicked then all thy body shall be full of darkness. Wherefore if the light that is in thee, be darkness: how great is that darkness.
No man can serve two masters. For either he shall hate the one and love the other: or else he shall lean to the one and despise the other: ye cannot serve God and *Mammon. Therefore I say unto you, be not *careful for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more worth than meat, and the body more of value then raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither reap, nor yet carry into the barns: and yet your heavenly father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
Which of you (though he took thought therefore) could put one cubit unto his stature? And why care ye then for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They labor not neither spin. And yet for all that I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his royalty was not arrayed like unto one of these. Wherefore if God so clothe the grass, which is today in the field, and tomorrow shall be cast into the furnace, shall he not much more do the same unto you, O' ye of little faith?
Therefore take no thought saying: what shall we eat, or what shall we drink, or wherewith shall we be clothed? After all these things seek the gentiles. For your heavenly father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But rather seek ye first the kingdom of heaven and the righteousness thereof, and all these things shall be ministered unto you.
Care not then for the morrow, but let the morrow care for itself: for the day present hath ever enough of his own travail
*Mammon: to serve for gain. *careful: that is full of care.
TO THE HEBREWS Chpt 3
Therefore holy brethren, partakers of the celestial callings consider the ambassador and high priest of our profession Christ Jesus, which was faithful to him that made him, even as was Moses in all his house. And yet was this man counted worthy of more glory than Moses: In as much as he which hath prepared the house, hath most honour in the house. Every house is prepared of some man. But he that ordained all things, is God. And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a minister, to bear witness of those things which should be spoken afterward. But Christ as a son, hath rule over the house, whose house are we, so that we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of that hope, unto the end.
Wherefore as the *holy ghost saith: today if ye shall hear his voice, harden not your hearts, after the rebellion in the day of temptation in the wilderness, where your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years long. Wherefore I was grieved with that generation and said: They *erre ever in their hearts: they verily have not known my ways so that I sware in my wrath, that they should not enter into my rest. Take heed brethren that there be in none of you an evil heart in unbelief, that he should depart from the living God: but exhort one another daily, while it is called today, lest any of you wax hard hearted through the deceitfulness of sin.
We are partakers of Christ if we keep sure unto the end the first substance, so long as it is said: today if ye hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as when ye rebelled. For some, when they heard, rebelled: how be it not all that came out of Egypt under Moses. But with whom was he displeased forty years? Was he not displeased with them that sinned whose carcasses were overthrown in the desert? To whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest: but unto them that believed not? And we see that they could not enter in, because of unbelief.
ST. PAUL TO THE ROMANS Chpt 13
Let every soul submit himself unto the authority of the higher powers. For there is no power but of God. The powers that be, are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth power, resisteth the ordinance of God. And they that resist, shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not to be feared for good works, but for evil. Wilt thou be without fear of the power? Do well then: and so shalt thou be praised of the same. For he is the minister of God, for thy wealth. But and if thou do evil, then fear: for he beareth not a sword for nought but is the minister of God, to take vengeance on them that do evil. Wherefore ye must needs obey, not for fear of vengeance only: but also because of conscience. And even for this cause pay ye tribute. For they are Gods ministers, serving for the same purpose.
Give to every man therefore his duetie: Tribute to whom tribute belongeth: Custom to whom custom is due: fear to whom fear belongeth: Honour to whom honour pertaineth.
Owe nothing to any man: but to love one another. For he that loveth another, fulfilleth the law. For these commandments: Thou shalt not commit *advoutry: Thou shalt not kill: Thou shalt not steal: Thou shalt not bear false witness: Thou shalt not desire and so forth (if there be any other commandment), they are all comprehended in this saying: Love thine neighbor as thy self. Love hurteth not his neighbor. Therefore is love the fulfilling of the law.
This also we know, I mean the season, how that it is time that we should now awake out of sleep. For now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is passed and the day is come nigh. Let us therefore cast away the deeds of darkness, and let us put on the (Armour) of light. Let us walk honestly as it were in the daylight: not in eating and drinking: neither in chambering and wantonness, neither in strife and envying: but put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ. And make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts of it
*advoutry: prefix "a" meaning not or without, devout: devotion; plain hearted to God, being devoted to something or some one else. see James 2 for adultery
THE SECOND TO THE CORINTHIANS Chpt 8
I do you to *wit brethren, of the grace of God which is given in the congregations of Macedonia, how that the abundance of their rejoicing is, that they are tried with much tribulation. And thereto though they were exceeding poor, yet have they given exceeding richly, and that in singleness. For to their powers (I bear record) yee and beyond their power, they were willing of their own accord, and prayed us with great instance, that we would receive their benefit, and suffer them to be partakers with others in ministering to the saints. And this they did, not as we looked for: but gave their own selves first to the Lord, and after unto us by the will of God: so that we could not but desire Titus to accomplish the same benevolence among you also, even as he had begun.
Now therefore, as ye are rich in all parts, in faith, in word, in knowledge, in all ferventness, and in love, which ye have to us: even so see that ye be plenteous in this benevolence. This say I not as commanding: but because others are so fervent, therefore prove I your love, whether it be perfect or no. Ye know the liberality of our Lord Jesus Christ, which though he were rich, yet for your sakes became poor: that ye through his poverty, might be made rich.
And I give counsel here to. For this is expedient for you, which began, not to do only: but also to will a year ago. Now therefore perform the deed: that as there was in you a readiness to will, even so ye may perform the deed, of that which ye have. For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
It is not my mind that others be set at ease, and ye brought into cumbrance: but that there be *egalness now at this time, that your abundance succour their lack: that their abundance may supply your lack: that there may be equality, agreeing to that which is written: He that gathered much had never the more abundance, and he that gathered little had never the less. Thanks be unto God, which put in the heart of Titus the same good mind toward you. For he accepted the request yee rather he was so well willing that of his own accord came unto you.
We have sent with him that brother, whose laud is in the gospel throughout all the congregations: and not so only, but is also chosen of the congregations to be a fellow with us in our journey concerning this benevolence that is ministered by us unto the praise of the Lord and to stir up your prompt mind.
For this we *eschew, that any man should rebuke us in this plenteous distribution that is ministered by us, and therefore make provision for honest things, not in the sight of God only, but also in the sight of men.
We have sent with them a brother of ours whom we have often times proved diligent in many things, but now much more diligent. The great confidence which I have in you, hath caused me this to do: partly for Titus sake which is my fellow and helper as concerning you, partly because of others which are our brethren, and the messengers of the congregations, and the glory of Christ. Wherefore show unto them the proof of your love, and of the rejoicing that we have of you, that the congregations may see it
*wit (know) *egalness (eagleness, agileness: meaning to quicken, to have lightness ...no burden ?) *eschew (avoid),
SECOND BOOK OF MOSES Chpt 18
And it chanced on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people, and the people stood about Moses from morning unto evening. When his father in law saw all that he did unto the people, he said: what is this that thou doest unto the people? why sittest thou thyself and lettest all the people stand about thee from morning unto even? And Moses said unto his father in law: because the people came unto me to seek counsel of God. For when they have a matter, they come unto me, and I must judge between every man and his neighbor, and must show them the ordinances of God and his laws.
And his father in law said unto him: it is not well that thou doest. Thou doest unwisely and also this people that is with thee: because the thing is too grievous for thee, and thou art not able to do it thy self alone. But hear my voice, and I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee. Be thou unto the people to Godward, and bring the causes unto God and provide them ordinances and laws, and shew them the way wherein they must walk and the works that they must do. Moreover seek out among all the people, men of activity which fear God, and men that are true and hate covetousness: and make them heads over the people, captains over thousands, over hundreds, over fifty, and over ten. And let them judge the people at all seasons: If there be any great matter, let them bring that unto thee, and let them judge all small causes themselves, and ease thy self, and let them bear with thee. If thou shalt do this thing, then thou shalt be able to endure that which God chargeth thee with all, and all this people shall go to their places quietly.
And Moses heard the voice of his father in law, and did all that he had said, and chose active men out of all Israel and made them heads over the people, captains over thousands, over hundreds, over fifty and over ten. And they judged the people at all seasons, and brought the hard causes unto Moses: and judged all small matters themselves. And then Moses let his father in law depart, and he went in to his own land
DANIEL Chpt 1
In the third year of the reign of Jehoakim king of Judah, came Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it: and the Lord delivered Jehoakim king of Judah into his hand, with certain ornaments of the house of God, which he carried away into the land of Sennar, to the house of his god, and there he brought them into his gods treasury. And the king spake unto Asphanaz the chief chamberlain, that he should bring him certain of the children of Israel, that were come of the kings seed and of princes, young springaldes without blemish, but fair and well favored, instructed in all wisdom, cunning and understanding: which were able to stand in the kings palace, to read and to learn for to speak *Caldeith.
Unto these the king appointed a certain portion of his own meat, and of the wine, which he drank himself, so to nourish them three years: that afterward they might stand before the king. Among these now were certain of the children of Judah: namely Daniel, Ananias, Misael, and Azarias. Unto these the chief chamberlain gave other names, and called Daniel, Balthasar: Ananias, Sidrach: Misael, Misach, and Asarias, Abednago. But Daniel was at a point with himself, and he would not be defiled through the kings meat, nor the wine which he drunk. And this he desired of the chief chamberlain, lest he should defile himself. So God gave Daniel favor and grace before the chief chamberlain, that he said unto him: I am afraid of my lord the king, which hath appointed you your meat and drink: lest he spy your faces to be worse liking then the other springaldes of your age, and so ye shall make me lose my head unto the king.
Then Daniel answered Melassar, whom the chief chamberlain had set over Daniel, Ananias, Misael, and Asarias, and said: O prove but ten days with thy servants, and let us have pottage to eat, and water to drink: Then look upon our faces, and theirs that eat of the kings meat. And as thou seest, so deal with thy servants. So he consented to them in this matter, and proved them ten days. And after the ten days, their faces were better liking and fatter, then all the young springaldes, which ate of the kings meat.
Thus Melassar took away their meat and the wine, and gave them pottage therefore. God gave now these four children cunning and learning in all scripture and wisdom: but unto Daniel specially, he gave understanding of all visions and dreams. Now when the time expired, that the king had appointed to bring in these young springaldes unto him: the chief chamberlain brought them before Nabuchodonosor, and the king communed with them. But among them all were found none such as Daniel, Ananias, Misael, and Asarias. Therefore stood they before the king which in all wisdom and matters of understanding, that he enquired of them, found them ten times better, then all the soothsayers and charmers, that were in all his realm. And Daniel abode still, unto the first year of king Cyrus
*Caldeith= the exalted language of oppression
Back to Dreams & Visions Page